2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE

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About the 2016 Toyota Highlander

A mid-size SUV that has come a long way since its introduction on Canadian grounds, the 2016 Toyota Highlander remains one of the most appreciated vehicles in its segment. A perfect blend of comfort, elegance and versatility, the Highlander offers a choice of two different models, one seating up to seven passengers and up to eight for the other. Thanks to Toyota’s world-renowned tradition of building the most reliable vehicles on Earth, the 2016 Toyota Highlander easily stands apart from the competition. A competition that includes the Nissan Pathfinder, the Honda Pilot, the Buick Enclave, the Chevrolet Traverse, the Ford Flex and the Mazda CX-9, among many others.

Like several other models produced by Toyota, the 2016 Toyota Highlander was designed to just as versatile as it would be eco-friendly. Therefore, engineers responsible for its development have decided to offer two different engine options, including a hybrid powertrain.


New Features

  • No major changes in 2016

Car Details
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Base MSRP 48485
Body Type SUV
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Transmission Automatic
Engine Type 6 Cylinder Engine
Engine Size 3.5
Fuel Type Hybrid
Passenger Capacity 8
EnerGuide Estimate - City 8.6 L/100 km
EnerGuide Estimate - Hwy 8.4 L/100 km
Vehicle Name Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Body Style Sport Utility
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code
Trans Type 1
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.54
EPA Classification Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 8
Passenger Volume 142.7
Front Head Room 39.5
Front Leg Room 44.2
Front Shoulder Room 59.3
Front Hip Room 57.2
Second Head Room 39.6
Second Leg Room 38.4
Second Shoulder Room 59
Second Hip Room 57.1
Third Head Room 35.9
Third Leg Room 26.7
Third Shoulder Room 55
Third Hip Room 45.6
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 4828
EnerGuide Estimate - City 8.6
EnerGuide Estimate - Hwy 8.4
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 525
Maximum Trailering Capacity 3500
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas/Electric V-6
Displacement 3.5 L/211
Fuel System Sequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 5800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 215 @ 4800
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P245/55SR19
Rear Tire Size P245/55SR19
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Wheel Size 19 X 7.5
Rear Wheel Size 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size Compact
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 38.7
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.9
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Drum Diam x Width
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 65
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 109.8
Length, Overall 191.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors 75.8
Height, Overall 70.1
Track Width, Front 64.4
Track Width, Rear 64.2
Min Ground Clearance 8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 18.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings 56.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 83.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 13.8
G/km Of CO2 Emissions 198
Engine: 3.5L 6-Cylinder DOHC 24-Valve -inc: Variable Valve Timing w/Intelligence (VVT-i), engine oil cooler, battery monitoring system and hybrid synergy drive (HSD) Yes - -
Transmission: Electronically Controlled CVT -inc: power split device and transmission cooler Yes - -
Axle Ratio: 3.542 Yes - -
GVWR: 2840 kgs (6261lbs) Yes - -
Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature Yes - -
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control Yes - -
Automatic Full-Time All-Wheel Drive Yes - -
Battery w/Run Down Protection Yes - -
Hybrid Electric Motor Yes - -
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers Yes - -
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars Yes - -
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering Yes - -
65 L Fuel Tank Yes - -
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust Yes - -
Permanent Locking Hubs Yes - -
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs Yes - -
Double Wishbone Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs Yes - -
Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control and Hill Hold Control Yes - -
Nickel Metal Hydride Traction Battery Yes - -
Wheels: 19" Aluminum Alloy Yes - -
Tires: P245/55R19 AS -inc: temporary spare tire Yes - -
Wheels w/Silver Accents Yes - -
Steel Spare Wheel Yes - -
Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown Yes - -
Clearcoat Paint Yes - -
Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade Yes - -
Body-Coloured Front Bumper w/1 Tow Hook Yes - -
Body-Coloured Rear Step Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent Yes - -
Black Wheel Well Trim Yes - -
Chrome Side Windows Trim Yes - -
Body-Coloured Door Handles Yes - -
Body-Coloured Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator Yes - -
Flip-Up Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster Yes - -
Deep Tinted Glass Yes - -
Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park Yes - -
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels Yes - -
Splash Guards Yes - -
Lip Spoiler Yes - -
Black Grille w/Chrome Surround Yes - -
Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access Yes - -
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks Yes - -
Roof Rack Yes - -
Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off Yes - -
Front Fog Lamps Yes - -
Perimeter/Approach Lights Yes - -
Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA Stereo -inc: 8" display screen, audio auxiliary input jack, USB audio input, integrated Sirius XM satellite radio, 6 speakers, multifunctional steering wheel controls, satellite roof mounted fin antenna, AVN premium navigation, SMS to speech and email to speech, advanced voice recognition, phonebook and streaming audio via Bluetooth, display of artist, song and album art for connected iPod (Gracenotes), EasySpeak and SIRI Eyes-Free Yes - -
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Radio Data System Yes - -
Window Grid Diversity Antenna Yes - -
Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity Yes - -
2 LCD Monitors In The Front Yes - -
Heated Front Captain Seats -inc: 8-way power adjustable driver seat, 4-way manual adjustable passenger seat, power driver lumbar support and variable cushion length Yes - -
60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft Yes - -
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column Yes - -
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer Yes - -
Power Rear Windows, Fixed 3rd Row Windows and w/Manual Sun Blinds Yes - -
8 Person Seating Capacity Yes - -
Fixed 60-40 Split-Bench Leatherette 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Recline, Manual Fold Into Floor and 3 Adjustable Head Restraints Yes - -
Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel Yes - -
Front Cupholder Yes - -
Rear Cupholder Yes - -
Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start Yes - -
Valet Function Yes - -
Remote Keyless Entry w/4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button Yes - -
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access, Mechanical Fuel and Keyfob Rear Window Yes - -
Garage Door Transmitter Yes - -
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls Yes - -
Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning Yes - -
Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls Yes - -
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Headliner/Pillar Ducts Yes - -
Illuminated Locking Glove Box Yes - -
Driver Foot Rest Yes - -
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents Yes - -
Full Cloth Headliner Yes - -
Leatherette Door Trim Insert Yes - -
Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob Yes - -
Leather Seat Surfaces Yes - -
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror Yes - -
Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Yes - -
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, Conversation Mirror and 3 12V DC Power Outlets Yes - -
Front And Rear Map Lights Yes - -
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting Yes - -
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats Yes - -
Carpet Floor Trim Yes - -
Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch Yes - -
Cargo Area Concealed Storage Yes - -
Roll-Up Cargo Cover Yes - -
Cargo Space Lights Yes - -
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate Yes - -
Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins Yes - -
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down Yes - -
Delayed Accessory Power Yes - -
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature Yes - -
Systems Monitor Yes - -
Trip Computer Yes - -
Outside Temp Gauge Yes - -
Analog Display Yes - -
Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints Yes - -
Front Centre Armrest Yes - -
2 Seatback Storage Pockets Yes - -
Seats w/Leatherette Back Material Yes - -
Engine Immobilizer Yes - -
Perimeter Alarm Yes - -
3 12V DC Power Outlets Yes - -
Air Filtration Yes - -
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Yes - -
ABS And Driveline Traction Control Yes - -
Side Impact Beams Yes - -
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags Yes - -
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning Yes - -
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags Yes - -
Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags Yes - -
Airbag Occupancy Sensor Yes - -
Driver Knee Airbag and Passenger Cushion Front Airbag Yes - -
Rear Child Safety Locks Yes - -
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Centre 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners Yes - -
Back-Up Camera Yes - -